Blade Runner - Final Cut (Blu-ray)

Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
42
(6 user ratings)
2 reviews received. View
WIN 1x Nintendo Classic Mini Console (NES) + 2 x Nintendo Game Soundtrack CDs. Ends 2 May 2017. Details...

Product Details

Barcode
6003805910264
Department
Movies & TV
Released
10 Sep 2012
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Action
Region
Region B
Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures
Runtime
118 min
Age Restriction
13VN
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Blade Runner - The Final Cut
Release Year
1982
Running Time
118 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Action / Big City / Classic / Death / Detectives / Futuristic / Robots/Cyborgs / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
8.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
89% 91%
Metacritic
89
Synopsis
Twenty-five years after the initial release of BLADE RUNNER, director Ridley Scott uses archival footage to re-create his original vision for the sci-fi classic. Based on a story by Philip K. Dick, the film is set in Los Angeles in 2019. Earth has become a polluted and miserable dystopia, and many people have fled to live "Off World" on other planets. This dreary vision of the future features replicants: lifelike robots built as slaves for human use. When a replicant escapes his owner, a "blade runner" is called in to hunt him down and kill him. Enter Harrison Ford as the retired blade runner Rick Deckard. He is pulled out of retirement to help catch four escaped replicants: Batty (Rutger Hauer), Leon (Brion James), Pris (Darryl Hannah), and Zhora (Joanna Cassidy.) Despite his distaste for the job, Deckard is soon hot on their heels, tracking them down one by one through the over-crowded, crumbling city streets. In the midst of his hunt, Deckard becomes involved with a beautiful replicant named Rachael (Sean Young). Rachel has fled her owner, and Deckard rightfully should kill her. However, the two fall in love, and after some startling revelations, they are both soon on the run from the very authorities that once employed Deckard.

This final cut is a bleaker, more cynical version of an already dark film, which might explain why the studio insisted on a softer, more optimistic ending when it was first released. While some superfans might take issue with some of the revelatory new twists, they will no doubt delight in the quality of the digital restoration. The special effects were already impressive for 1982, but these new touch-ups give them a look that appears just as sharp and imaginative as the sci-fi films of today.
Notes
Theatrical Release: October 5, 2007
Poster
Poster for Blade Runner - The Final Cut
Cast & Crew
Director
Ridley Scott
Star
Harrison Ford / Rutger Hauer / Daryl Hannah / Brion James / Edward James Olmos / William Sanderson / M. Emmet Walsh / Sean Young
Screenwriter
Hampton Fancher / David Peoples
Producer
Michael Deeley
Special Effects
Douglas Trumbull
Director of Photography
Jordan Cronenweth
Editor
Marsha Nakashima / Terry Rawlings
Production Designer
Lawrence G. Paul / David L. Snyder
Costume Designer
Michael Kaplan / Charles Knode
Story
Philip K. Dick
Movie Critics
Empire
5 stars out of 5 -- "[From the] tiny details, such as the funky novelty umbrellas with their neon stems, to jaw-dropping vistas like the opening, fire-belching cityscape, it remains an unparalleled visual achievement."
Adam Smith (19 Oct 2007, p.81)

Customer Reviews

Classic

Reviewed by on

Classic sci fi. No CGI in this and still blows most sci fi out the water even by todays standards.

Classic.

Reviewed by on

Very happy with this excellent edition of a classic sci-fi film. The picture and sound quality is terrific and with this 2 disc set, it also comes with a lot of cool behind the scenes docs and extra features.